Horizontal, rectangular view of the west front of Mount Vernon. In the foreground, two gentlemen are seated on horses. A couple stands to their left and a dog stands to the right. In the right distance there is a three-masted ship on the Potomac River. The view is framed on the left by a large tree and a boulder occupies the right foreground.


c. 1855



Ink on paper, hand colored etching


Overall (H x W): 5 5/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (14.29 cm x 20.64 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John H. Guy, Jr., Vice Regent for Virginia, 1992


Printed at the lower left of the image: “G.I. Parkyns del”.
Printed at the lower right of the image: “J. Duthie, sculp”.
Printed at bottom center of print: “Mount Vernon/(Rear View)/in 1796”.

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Colors (Beta)

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